The Empty Feeling At the End

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The Cubs just lost, which means the Cardinals will be guaranteed home-field advantage through the National League portion of the playoffs.  The good news?  The Cubs kept their no-hitter destruction streak alive.  They didn’t score in every single game (including the season finale), but at least they didn’t become a Continue reading The Empty Feeling At the End

Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention (But You Kinda Knew That Already)

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You knew it was going to happen. One day after being eliminated from the National League Central division race, the Chicago Cubs were eliminated from the National League Wild Card race as well.  No, they can’t even qualify for the second wild card.  It’s done.  Finito.  Over.  Ende.  Sorry.  And Continue reading Cubs Eliminated From Playoff Contention (But You Kinda Knew That Already)

Theo tells it like it is

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There was an article on the Tribune earlier that I couldn’t read because they’re a bunch of lame-os and decided to put everything behind a paywall.  Thanks a lot, you elitist pigs.  Anyway, thanks to Bleacher Nation and Phil Rogers, we have an excerpt of David Haugh’s interview with Cubs Continue reading Theo tells it like it is

Cubs Mad Libs, brought to you by Yahoo!

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The last time we did Mad Libs was kind of fun but way too involved.  That’s probably because Rick Telander uses way too many words to say not very much at all.  Anyway, today we have a somewhat accurate yet snarky article from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports as he Continue reading Cubs Mad Libs, brought to you by Yahoo!

Top Ten List: First Post of 2013, Some Cubbish New Year Resolutions

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We’re still recovering from a New Year’s celebration hangover…or in some cases, just being old.  I guess someone needs to jump-start 2013 on this blog while all our livers climb back from the abyss, so here’s an attempt. The lovely and always funny Ms. Julie DiCaro posted her Cubs New Continue reading Top Ten List: First Post of 2013, Some Cubbish New Year Resolutions

And down the stretch they come!

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We took a look at spending and contenders a while back.  With only a week to go in the season, every team has played 156 games (rainouts and other postponements up to date) and there are six games left for everybody.  Looking at the standings, it’s very fascinating to note Continue reading And down the stretch they come!

Ode to Departed Cubs, but mostly Ryan Dempster

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Let’s say you were under a rock and your 3G signal couldn’t blast through that rock, and you missed the big news that Cubs players Reed Johnson, Paul Maholm, Geovany Soto and Ryan Dempster were traded.  First there was this, then this, then finally today, this.  I’m not here to Continue reading Ode to Departed Cubs, but mostly Ryan Dempster

The Tao of Tanking

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Earlier today, we posted on Facebook that at 33-52, the Cubs have only 77 games left in the season and need to win just about all of them to have a chance at the playoffs.  It’s tempting to think that the Cubs might enjoy the homefield advantage in the World Continue reading The Tao of Tanking

Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-Up (up to 6/20)

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The Cubs are 6-19 since my last update; it’s hard to believe, seriously. Life is so busy at the moment and sometimes it gets so stressful and I need something to make me forget about everyday problems and bring a smile to my face. The Cubs have always done that Continue reading Ivy’s Cubs Game Round-Up (up to 6/20)

Off Day Ramblings

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As we enter today’s off day before playing the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game road series, the Chicago Cubs find themselves with a record of 6-13 in year one of the rebuilding phase of the Theo Epstein era. This dreadfully poor, yet not unexpected, start to the season has Continue reading Off Day Ramblings